What Gwen Stefani Would Do If Her Son Came Out

March 26th 2016

Lucy Tiven

These days, Gwen Stefani may be just as known for her rock-n-roll parenting as her No Doubt stardom, solo hits, and posse of Harajuku Girls. In a March 25 interview with PrideSource, the iconic rock chick opened up about her upcoming album, traumatic divorce, her son Kingston sporting nail polish, and what she would do if one of her children was gay.

Stefani has three sons: 9-year-old Kingston, 7-year-old Zuma, and 2-year-old Apollo. As to how she would react to one of them coming out, she told PrideSource, "I would be blessed with a gay son. You know that I would feel blessed about that. I just want my boys to be happy and healthy, and I just ask God to guide me every day to be a good mother because it is not an easy job."

For Stefani, spirituality and being an LGBT ally aren't mutually exclusive.

Spirituality helped Stefani through her divorce, according to the singer, and continues to shape her parenting philosophy.

"I just want my kids to be happy, and whatever journey God gives them is their journey," the "Tragic Kingdom" star told PrideSource. "I just need to be there to be the most supportive mom that I can be and that's what I'm gonna be."

This isn't the first time she's embraced the LGBT community.

Stefani designed two gay pride t-shirts for a Target line, in partnership with the LGBT advocacy group Family Equality Council in 2012, the Huffington Post reported.

In a 2015 interview, she told PrideSource that she encouraged her sons to express themselves however they saw fit, and even played 'nail salon' with them.

She is also known for surrounding herself with a circle of close gay male friends, including her hairdresser and makeup artist, as well as performer Justin Tranter, who collaborated on her upcoming album, Out reported. Stefani told PrideSource that she made an effort to ask them about their experiences growing up.

"I always ask my gay friends, 'OK, so what was it like when you were a little boy?'" Stefani said. "Because I do know that it's gotta be difficult to be the alternative, to not be the mainstream, or to be different, if you want to call it that."

Stefani has also been affected by gender stereotypes, and she voiced her frustration in the anthemic No Doubt hit "Just A Girl." She told PrideSource that she was somewhat of an outsider as a woman in the "man's world" of the ska music scene, but she was lucky to have support from respectful, male mentors and collaborators. "I always felt like my opinion was counted, and not even counted but even counted with double stars. My creativity was respected," she told PrideSource.

Gwen Stefani isn't the only one who's voiced an accepting parenting philosophy.

As ATTN: has previously reported, a 2015 survey from the Pew Research Center found that 57 percent of parents would not be upset if their children came out as homosexual — in 2004 only 36 percent of parents said they would not be upset about a child coming out as gay or lesbian.

Pew Study on Parents Accepting Gay/Lesbian Children

Other stars have also expressed similar attitudes to Stefani's. In December 2015, Adele voiced her supportive approach to parenting in a Time Magazine cover story, and was photographed with her son, who was dressed as a princess on a February trip to Disneyland.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt also have reportedly encouraged their daughter Shiloh to express her gender fluidly, according to the International Business Times.

[H/T Huffington Post]